The opening synth lines of Lisa Stansfield’s new single might be lifted straight from her 2001 recording “I’ve Got Something Better” (a staple in her live concerts), but the context is a bit different. The impassioned, smoky-voiced songstress is best known for relating love and romance over jazzy mid-tempo and ballad grooves, often with live rhythm elements intact.
For the first taste of her new album, Deeper, however, she embraces a decidedly electronically crafted sound—albeit in the classic melodic style of her revered work. Utilizing a whispered and seductive tone for the verses and her fuller alto finesse for the chorus, she frolics through “Everything” with an understated sensuality, interplaying with the track’s cool percussive elements in a style that could hold equal appeal for her longtime fans and younger listeners not as attuned to her catalog at large. Take a listen below and let us know your thoughts!
by Justin Kantor